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Psychiatric Complications in Living Liver Donors

The authors studiedĀ 142 donors who underwent live-donor liver transplantation at Nagoya University Hospital between April 2004 and July 2014. None of the living donors had pre-existing psychological complaints prior to donation.   4.2% developed psychiatric complaints after donation, including major depressive disorder, panic disorder, conversion disorder, and substance use disorder. (my emphasis) “all donors received …

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Resilience and Quality of Life in Living Kidney Donors

Resilience, according to various sources on the net, is described as an ability to recover quickly from misfortune, change or difficulty; moderating the negative effects of stress, and promoting adaptation.   In this study, 161 potential living kidney donors took the RS-13 (Short version of the Resilience Scale), which “measures the competence to moderate the …

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Liver Donors Suffer Emotionally Post-Transplant

Even I was pretty shocked by the breadth and depth of this one. South Korea, Japan and other Asian countries perform a lot more living liver donations than the U.S. because deceased donor livers are unavailable (or in very short supply). I’ve been well aware of the possible detrimental psychological and emotional consequences of living …

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Unintended Consequences

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/21/sports/football/21duerson.html?_r=3&src;=me Excerpt: …former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson that, after deciding to kill himself last Thursday, he shot himself in the chest, apparently so that his brain could remain intact for similar examination. This intent, strongly implied by text messages Duerson sent to family members soon before his death, has injected a new degree of fear …

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